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Fort Ross Vineyard

2009 Pinot Noir: Symposium Accolades

★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL - RESTAURANT WINE
Excellent - a supple, ripely flavored, full bodied style. It is lightly oaked, well balanced, & long on the finish, tasting of plum, cassis, toast, nutmeg, and spicy oak. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. 3% Pinotage. 515 cases.

91 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING
Interesting aromas of cherries and beef jerky follow through to a full bodied palate with strawberry and aspic. Big tannins for a PN. Give it a year or two to soften.

90 POINTS, 1 Star - CONNOISSEURS' GUIDE - February 2012
Nicely focused varietal fruit is the mainstay of this composed and carefully crafted offering... We are especially pleased with its continuity and its exceptional finishing length.

EXCEPTIONAL - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, December 1, 2011
Classy aroma of cherry, tea, very faint note of pepper, and a weight that’s a bit Burgundian. A wine that needs aeration; will be lot more complex in 2-3 years.